Honeymoon Trends: Mini Moon

Planning a long overseas honeymoon can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are also planning your wedding at the same time. That’s why so many couples prefer a “mini moon” and postpone their big holiday for later.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Mini moon is a hot new honeymoon trend! Instead of planning a traditional honeymoon, pack your bags and go to a short holiday right after the wedding and then plan the longer journey as soon as you charge batteries and rest from all the wedding preparations and festivities.

What is a mini moon? It can be just a weekend away or a five days-long holiday. Anything that doesn’t require too much planning and packing! You can enjoy your short break at a nearby a winery, spa hotel or a mountain retreat, or just spend one or two days at a fabulous hotel in the city you live in.

A big honeymoon can be expensive and difficult to organise, so a mini moon or a tiny moon is a great solution for couples that are busy and have no time for a long break or those that are on a tight budget after covering all the wedding costs. The idea is to go immediately after your wedding to unwind and enjoy each other’s company for a couple of days before jumping into your everyday routine. You can simply postpone planning the traditional honeymoon until you find time or save enough money for that.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

The key benefit of a mini moon is that you will be able to splurge on a luxurious accommodation if you choose to stay for a few days instead of couple of weeks. Where to go? Many hotels and travelling agencies now offer fantastic mini moon packages in addition to their honeymoon offerings. Think hip Australian destinations such as South Australia’s vineyards, Tasmanian coast or the beautiful islands of the Whitsundays archipelago. But if you are ready to go on a long weekend overseas, consider resorts in Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa or Indonesia too.

And if you want to plan a mini moon by yourself, Airbnb and other similar services offers plenty of options. Just sit back and browse the internet to find a cosy place you can call home for a few days!

Our top tips for planning the perfect mini moon? Take smaller carry-on luggage, don’t burden your schedule with too many activities and choose off-peak dates to enjoy a maximum of privacy during your stay.

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